Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm A High School Girl

Shhh.  I went to go see "So You Think You Can Dance" the show.  Don't tell anyone.

Yes, my friend Sara and I have a slight obsession with the show.  Perhaps it's because I have zilch in the way of dance skills.  Hence, dressing up like a ballerina a few Halloweens ago.  We bought the tickets as soon as they went on sale and had awesome seats.  Yes, we also took a day off work and drove 2 hours - and got there 3 hours early just in case we saw some of the dancers running around town and maybe just maybe we could be their friends.... 
Yeah, that didn't happen - but we really tried.  Nevermind that we were the only people over the age of 16 who were not chaperoning.  It was great great great!  Ahhh, if only I could dance....

And.  I even bought a T-shirt.  That I will wear in the privacy of my own home.  And maybe the gym, if I'm feeling brave.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sometimes It's OK To Be A Follower.....

A follower of this blog.  :)

I know there are more than the lonesome five of you over there to the right, that read this blog.  But, let's take stock of our current followers:

1.  My Mom:  OK this is a given.  Mom has to follow.  Those are the Mom rules.
2.  My Coworker:  She has to listen to my incessant blabbing about the blog, so I'm sure this was a pitty follow.  But her dog has a pretty cool blog, if you're interested.
3.  Our old Roommate:  Shout out to Meg-O.  She'll soon be a newlywed, so she's pretty interested in my blabbings on.  Can't wait to go to her wedding in just over a month!
4.  TB's first friend in Tampa:  Shout out to the Araujos!  We have a special post, just for you, coming soon.  Think apple pie.
5:  TB's college friends:  We've spent several Saturdays watching football on their couch.  Again, had to listen to my blabbing about the blog...

Hello Hello Hello  Anyone else out there?  Yes, I may be pathetic and asking for friends - but whatever.  I'm not ashamed.  Just press the button over to the right and you'll get a handy little email everytime we post something.  I may even get so excited that I'll give you a big smackeroo....

OK.  I won't scare you that much.  But I'd be so happy :)  Sometimes I get lonely on this little blog, all by my lonesome.....

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Toothless Wonder

We attended the annual pilgramage of NC's finest last weekend..... the NC State Fair. We started our little adventure by partaking in some nutritious snacks:

And of course the obligatory - we live in the Bible Belt, preaching everywhere even if it's not appropriate, handing out weird literature in the cattle barn right beside the champion bull and the prize winning hay - Bible Quiz!  What was your score?

Then TB had the idea that we must ride at least one rickety, rusty, sketchy fair ride.  So we promptly spent $20 on tickets, which equated to one ride for each of us.  It's simply amazing how much money can be spent at that place and even more amazing how the kind of people that attend the fair can spend that much money.  Oops - probably shouldn't say that....  Anyway, back to the story.  We take stock of our options and decide on the "Zipper".  We stand in line, warrily watching the guy with no teeth operate the ride.  He seems pretty confident or as least as competent as you can be as a carnival ride operator.  As we're next in line and the cage to the Zipper is opened and the previous riders step out - the guy stepping out of the Zipper cage has a mysterious yellow substance all over the front of his shirt.... 

Yep - that would be puke.

Luckily the toothless wonder operating the ride had the sense to shut the thing down.  Thank goodness - as I was paralyzed in fear that he was going to force us into the puke cage.

So instead, we go on the G-Force.  Great compromise, TB.  Thanks.

Long story short - we survived.  But I think we're getting a bit too old for the G-Force.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Honeymoon Lesson #8

A Bottle of Wine is Still Good After Traveling Through 6 Countries

Last summer during our trip to Europe, we did a wine tasting at this little restaurant in the Rhein valley of Germany.  It was delicious, so we bought a bottle to bring home with us.  This was towards the beginning of our trip, so the bottle traveled with us through the rest of Europe.  We kept the bottle safe and sound all these months and were looking for a special occasion to drink the bottle and what a better occasion than the honeymoon.  We saved the bottle for the last night and drank it on the porch before we had to get back to real life........  Cheers to honeymoon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Honeymoon Lesson #7

Hawaii is Cold

Yep, betcha didn't know that.  Maybe it was the fact that we were sitting on the bow of a boat going as fast a possible, or that I get cold as soon as the temperature dips below 80 degrees - who knows.  Our boat trip to the Napali Coast of Kauai gave us some amazing views that can only be seen by boat or helicopter.  Luckily, neither one of fell off the boat or got sick in the boat bathrooms......Key West was enough! 

Notice the long sleves and the huddle....

This was typical of our trip.  TB would not get out of the water and I eating and drinking on the boat.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Honeymoon Lesson #6

Helmets and Harnesses are Amazing Fashion Statements (and another shot of cannonball)

For once on this trip, I wasn't a wienie and didn't think I was going to die.   A bit of ziplining was a cool way to see the island and pretty darn fun too.
Our guides weren't too concerned about giving us a safety talk, they immediately loaded us in the back of a military looking vehicle and drove us into the woods.  We were clipped on a rope and off we went......
Halfway through the trip, we stopped for a little swimming and did some more modified cannonball!

Flashing a few gang signs while zip lining.  That's what I do.

And now the play by play of the modified cannonball:

This next one was totally TB's idea.  Promise.